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Intimacy: in-between the form

Dec 16 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Shipley/Collins Mediatheque

Free and open to the public


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Emily Henderson, who co-curated the exhibition Projects for the Page currently on view at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA, delivers a lecture on intimacy in art with a focus on practitioners in the Netherlands. The talk stems from her thesis researches at University of Amsterdam and her work in the Michael Gibbs archive.

Researches undertaken on intimacy in art explored through the lens of poetics, metaphysics, and writing based practices. Will discuss the opening in art and art-working via the extension of the form i.e. the object, the sculpture, the individual(s) in process and in communion.

Keywords: language, conversation, friendship, vulnerability, slowness, gentle approach</em>

About Emily Henderson
Emily Henderson is an art historian and researcher from Portland, Oregon USA. She is the managing editor for the annual journal EIGHTS and most recently has been conducting researches in the archive of the late artist Michael Gibbs for which she contributed to the recent publication on Gibbs’ work, Michael Gibbs: All or nothing and other pages. Henderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture and Art History from Portland State University and is currently finishing her Master’s in Art History from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to her graduate work, she was a researcher for Pacific Northwest College of Art and program coordinator for c3:initiative. She is currently based in Portland and Amsterdam.